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Engaging the Adolescent Mind through Visual Problem Solving
high school
Resource Book
Engaging the Adolescent Mind through Visual Problem Solving
By Ken Vieth
two- and three-dimensional media art projects
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two- and three-dimensional media art projects
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the digital edition.
Engage students through visual problem solving with thought-provoking studio experiences designed to encourage personal expression. Each studio includes objectives, a technical challenge, and reflection opportunities.

This book is intended as a resource for art teachers seeking new and definitive ways to identify and solve thought-provoking visual problems. The two- and three-dimensional media projects developed here offer varying degrees of difficulty, from introductory level to those involving higher-order thinking skills such as synthesis, analysis, and reflection.

148 pages, softcover or eBook

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Design
•  Kitchen Utensil Design
•  Foreign Currency: From Observation to Exploration of Pattern
•  Letter Design
•  Letter-Form Design: Three- and Four-Point Perspective
•  Collaborative Accordion Books
•  Structural Connections: Architecture and Sculptural Books
Chapter 2: Simple Materials Create Dynamic Results
•  Asian Painting and Artistic Handmade Drawing Pens
•  Sculptural Shoes
•  Texture Collage
•  Whimsical Witty Wire Drawings: A Calder Inspiration
•  Calder-Influenced Bird Sculpture
Chapter 3: Encouraging Personal Expression
•  The Engaging Garden No. 2
•  Bold Self-Portraits in Oil Pastels
•  Figurative Clay Sculpture
•  Personally Symbolic Timeline
•  Pop Art and the Andy Influence
•  Personalized Pen Portraits
Chapter 4: Personalized Art History
•  Symbolic Personal Expression and Kandinsky
•  Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped and Unwrapped
•  My House Influenced by Piet Mondrian
•  Reflection on Richard Diebenkorn
•  A David Hockney-Inspired Still Life
•  Revisiting the Famous Rhino
Chapter 5: Providing Rich Diversity for Your Art Program
•  Artistic Business Cards
•  Keys to an Artistic Future:
•  Remarkable Women of the Last Hundred Years
•  The Soul of Japan: Cultural Iconography
•  Stick Puppets: A Community Service Project
•  What You Don’t Know … Health Issues
•  Inside Outside: Values, Character, and Stereotyping
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